Get LGBTQ community services during the coronavirus outbreak

Rental assistance, legal help, and other resources for LGBTQ youth and community.

Housing and rental assistance

OurTransHomeSF

Our Trans Home SF is a coalition working to address homelessness and housing instability impacting Transgender, Gender Variant, and Intersex (TGI) people in the San Francisco Bay Area. Services include rental assistance, transitional housing and navigation, advocacy and provider training.

Email: OurTransHome@StJamesInfirmary.org

Call 311 and specify need for Transgender focus

Openhouse    

Housing and services for LGBTQ+ seniors, and seniors (of any age) can phone to request check-ins.

Phone: 415-296-8995.

PRC

PRC (formerly Positive Resource Center) helps those affected by HIV/AIDS, substance use, or mental health issues.

Contact Michael Scarce to get counseling and support for the Housing Planning Program:

Email: michael.scarce@prcsf.org
Phone: 415-972-0873 

Q Foundation

Rental assistance for back rent, security deposit, and rental subsidies for seniors, disabled adults, HIV+ households, families living in SRO’s, and mixed immigration status families in public housing. Especially targeting the underserved gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities.

Apply online at https://theqfoundation.org/services/

Or call our phone intake line at 415-552-3244 staffed with live support specialists during business hours.

Catholic Charities 

For people who are HIV/AIDS positive. 

Get partial rental subsidies for individuals and families. The maximum subsidy is $250.00 for single adults $350.00 for families.

Call 415-972- 1335.

Legal services

AIDS Legal Referral Panel

Provides free and low-cost legal services to people with HIV/AIDS in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Email: info@alrp.org
Phone: 415-701-1100​​​​​​

Oasis Legal Services

Provides legal immigration services to under-represented low-income groups with a focus on LGBTQIA+ communities. Serves clients who live in the geographical area that is served by the San Francisco Asylum Office.

Email: info@oasislegalservices.org
Phone: 510-666-6687

Transgender Law Center

Legal resources and litigation for the TGNC community. Hosting national calls for trans leaders and organizations on Facebook Live.

The TLC Legal Information Helpline provides basic information about laws and policies that affect trans people.

Email: info@transgenderlawcenter.org
Phone: 510-587-9696
 

Resources for LGBTQ youth

TAY Youth (ages 18 to 24) who are marginally housed, shelterless, or need in-person services, can receive help from these organizations.

Larkin Street Youth Center

Provide young people with housing, education and employment training, and health and wellness supports.

Email Melville Gilcrest at mgilcrest@larkinstreetyouth.org  or Charieke Robinson at crobinson@larkinstreetyouth.org 

Phone: 415-673-0911

24/7 youth hotline: 800-669-6196

134 Golden Gate Ave
Monday to Friday 9 am to 2 pm

LYRIC

Programs and services for LGBTQQ youth, their families, and allies.

Email: lyricinfo@lyric.org
Phone: 415-703-6150

3rd Street Youth Center and Clinic

Offers health care for youth ages 12 to 24 including mental, physical and sexual health. Appointments and drop-ins are
welcome. All clinical services are provided by the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

1728 Bancroft Avenue
Monday to Friday 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Email: info@3rdstyouth.org
Phone: 415-822-1707
 

Homeless Youth Alliance Roving locations

Call 415-318-6384
Monday to Friday 10 am to 6 pm

Health resources

Unemployed workers have access to health care through Covered California

Undocumented workers still have access to health care through Healthy San Francisco

Community United Against Violence (CUAV)

Supports the wellness of predominantly low- and no-income LGBTQI people surviving violence or abuse.

Email: info@cuav.org
Phone: 415-777-5500
24-hr Crisis Line: 415-333-HELP or 415-333-4357

Dimension Clinic

Health services for LGBTQ+ Youth in San Francisco.

Email: dimensions.clinic@sfdph.org
Phone:
628-270-5700.

Trans Lifeline

Trans-led peer support and crisis hotline for the trans community, and COVID-19 support during crisis if you need someone to talk to.

Email: contact@translifeline.org
Phone: 877-565-8860

APIENC (API Equality - Northern California)

Social and emotional support for transgender, non-binary, and queer Asians and Pacific Islanders.

Email: info@apienc.org
Phone: 415-274-6750 ex. 317

Behavioral Health Services

Peer support program for transgender women of color.  

Weekly support group via zoom on Monday nights at 5 pm.  

New clients can contact Toni via text at 510-731-7980.

El/La Para TransLatinas

Resources and services for trans Latinas.

Email: info@ellaparatranslatinas.org
Phone: 415-864-7278 

Lyon-Martin Health Services

Health services for cis women and trans people.

In-person appointments for urgent needs only. Limited number of COVID-19 test kits available. Routine visits via phone or telehealth. No mental health groups currently. Tuesday night meals are still available.

Email info@lyon-martin.org
Phone: 415-565-7667

SF AIDS Foundation

Services for communities most impacted by HIV.

Limited services at 6th St Harm Reduction Center, Strut, and mobile syringe sites.

Email: info@sfaf.org
Phone: 415-487-3000

For TransLife check-ins, email Joaquin Meza at jmeza@sfaf.org  

SF Community Health Center

Health services for LGBTQ and people of color.

Clinic open for urgent care needs. Very limited COVID-19 screening kits available. 

Dental services available for urgent needs only. No routine appointments or cleanings.

Call 415-292-3400 for behavioral services.

TRANS:THRIVE (part of SF Community Health Center) 

Health services and events for trans/GNC community, Access program for trans women of color with HIV ongoing. Virtual group meetings.

Phone: 415-292-3400

St. James Infirmary

Occupational health and safety clinic for sex workers. 

Limited medical services and supplies available. Mental health appointments by phone or video.

Email: admin@stjamesinfirmary.org
Phone: 415-554-8494
 

Get general help and connecting to other services

SF Human Rights Commission

Discrimination Division supports LGBTQ folks who are discriminated against in housing, employment, and public accommodations. 

Email: tuquan.harrison@sfgov.org
Phone: 323-494-6399
 

SF LGBT Center

Providing some services and appointments remotely via phone or Zoom.

Email: info@sfcenter.org
Phone: 415-865-5661 

SF Office of Transgender Initiatives

Advancing equity for trans, GNC, LGBTQ San Franciscans. 

Contact to share needs and updates on services for LGBTQ community.

Email: transcitysf@sfgov.org
Phone: 415-671-3073

TAJA's Coalition   

Service linkage and referrals for TGNC. Follow-ups and inquiries are conducted via telephone.

Email: akira@tajascoalition.org
Phone: 510-776-5059

TGI Justice Project

Resources for TGNC and intersex current & former prisoners.

We are also providing direct support to trans folks coming out of SF jail.

Email: info@tgijp.org
Phone: 415-554-8491

The Transgender District

Creating welcoming space for trans people in the Tenderloin.

Email: info@transgenderdistrict.com

PRC

PRC (formerly Positive Resource Center) helps those affected by HIV/AIDS, substance use, or mental health issues.

Contact Dennis Reilly for workforce development referrals and intakes:

Email: Dennis.Reilly@prcsf.org
Phone: 415-972-0819

National services

The LGBT National Help Center

Call the LGBT National Hotline at 888-843-4564

If you are 25 or younger, call the LGBT National Youth Talkline at 800-246-7743

If you are 50 and over, call the LGBT National Senior Hotline at 888-843-4564

LGBT one-to-one online chat, all ages

The Trevor Project

For LGBTQ Youth 13 to 24 years old.

Call the Mental Health Hotline at 1-866-488-7386.

Trans Lifeline

For the Trans and Gender Variant Community.

Call the Mental Health Hotline at 877-565-8860.

National Center for Lesbian Rights

For LGBTQ people anywhere in the country (including youth, parents, students, workers, elders, athletes, conversion therapy survivors, immigrants, asylum seekers, incarcerated people)

Contact their Legal Helpline using the online forms, or by phone at  1-800-528-6257 or 415-392-6257 (M-F 9 a.m. -5 p.m. PT)

Volunteer to help LGBTQ causes

TurnOut

Connecting Bay Area volunteers with LGBTQ+ causes.

Email volunteer@turnout.org.

Call 510-863-4879.

Mon Ami

In partnership with the City & County of San Francisco.

Volunteer matching with seniors who are isolated and need help.

Call 650-267-2474.

Last updated January 27, 2021